CREATE at Arizona Science Center




CREATE at Arizona Science Center® is where science, design, and engineering collide! Inspired by the productivity of an inventor’s workshop, the creativity of an art studio, and the experimentation of a lab, CREATE is a 6,500 square-foot community hub for turning dreams into reality.

At CREATE, people of all ages can share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn about science, technology, engineering, math, and art through making. By using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment and traditional crafting tools, visitors will have the chance to cut, saw, code, hammer, sew, paint, solder and much more!


CREATE is open during the following times:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last Entry at 2:45 p.m.)
Sunday & Monday: Closed


Mini Maker Experiences

Mini Maker Experiences

Ages 8+
Tuesday – Saturday | Drop-In Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Whether you're a seasoned creator looking for a challenge, a curious mind wanting to explore a new creative skill or you're just beginning your journey in the world of making, CREATE at Arizona Science Center® has a Mini Maker Experience for you! Drop in at CREATE to enjoy a hands-on experience at any level you choose, and leave with a brand new creation unique to you.

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Woodworking 101

Skill Studio

Woodworking 101 | 3D Printing | Laser Cutting | Sewing

CREATE at Arizona Science Center®'s Skill Studio Workshops explore beginner woodworking, laser cutting, 3D printing and sewing. Through one-hour sessions, the experts at CREATE will guide Makers through the creation process of a take-home keepsake, safety best practices, and tips and tricks.

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Homeschool workshops

Homeschool Workshops

Woodworking 101 | 3D Printing | Laser Cutting

CREATE at Arizona Science Center®'s Homeschool Workshops explore beginner woodworking, laser cutting and 3D printing, connecting the arts back to Arizona State Science Standards. Through two-hour sessions, the experts at CREATE will guide homeschoolers through the creation process of a take-home keepsake, safety best practices, and tips and tricks.

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3D Printing

Creator Courses

Build a 3D Printer | Wood Shop

CREATE at Arizona Science Center®'s Creator Courses offer the space for Makers to expand on their creative passions. The Makerspace currently offers two courses: Build a 3D Printer and Wood Shop. Both courses walk Makers through the process of 3D printing and woodworking through longer sessions.

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Wednesdays & Saturdays | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. | $40

Using the tools, machines and materials already available at CREATE, aspiring artists, handiwork enthusiasts and curious creatives will have the freedom to build on our 3D printers, etch designs with our laser cutters, woodwork using our tools and machinery, and sew up stylish creations.

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Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru

Under the Hood,
Engineered by Subaru


Ever wondered what goes on under the hood of your car? Discover the world of automotive science with Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru! Explore the mechanics of an engine, learn how vehicles are designed and assembled, engineer the fastest car possible to test your skills on the track, and more.

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CREATE Field Trips

CREATE Field Trips

Each CREATE field trip offers groups a private dedicated space within the CREATE building. Following COVID safety protocols, our CREATE field trips for School Groups are unique, hands-on activities that give students the opportunity to engage with the principles of making, tinkering, and design thinking, while also developing proficiency within the framework of the ISTE educational standards.

In this next-generation educational facility, we use both new and traditional technologies to foster active learning and creative problem-solving in a flexible, multi-use environment. At CREATE, we hope to ignite passion in both students and teachers for the type of experimentation that successful scientists, artists, engineers and inventors embody.

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CREATE Adult Team Building Offerings

CREATE Team Buildings

Looking to CREATE a unique team bond? CREATE offers innovative Team Building exercises to level up your team’s productivity and teamwork back at the office! Each hands-on activity ignites connections, communication, engagement and creativity. 

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Sponsorship & Donations

Interested in donating time or materials? Contact

For information about CREATE sponsorship or naming opportunities, please contact

Media Inquiries

Kristina Celik | Senior Vice President, Marketing

The following generous community supporters help to make CREATE at Arizona Science Center® and CREATE programming possible: